Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves – Captured & Frozen

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I think these images of breaking waves are fantastic, to say the least. I can remember many times being stood on one of the northern beaches (here in Britain), staring into the captivating waves. What photographer Pierre Carreau has managed to do is expertly capture waves in motion by utilising slow-shutter speeds and other photographic methods to instantly freeze a micro-split second of time.

You wouldn’t be able to see waves as they appear in these photos without such photographic technology, but thanks to Carreau we can see them in their splendor. Here is a set of ten of these images for you to view, where you can see the sheer variety of what he has managed to capture. No doubt he spent many hours waiting for that perfect picture…

Gallery // Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves…

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still waves photo

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blue waves photography

curling wave

breaking sea wave

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rippled wave in ocean

For more information about slow speed photography, check out this article about Shutter speeds over on Wikipedia.

Here’s a short selection of Pierre’s Biography:

Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer [read more].


Further Information // “Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves – Captured & Frozen” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Pierre Carreau. Via Colossal.

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